In accordance with advice from Public Health England and the Department for Education in the event of Covid 19 cases at school, we will be closed from 16/11/20 – 25/11/20 – reopening on Thursday 26th November.

For urgent queries please email

For our Home Learning page, please click here.

Please email all consultations and referrals to the admissions team

Careers Guidance

Whilst at Young People’s Academy, students learn the skills and attitudes required to enable them to become as independent as they can be and to prepare for adulthood. We aim for students to have an enriched and stimulating curriculum to give them every opportunity to reach their full potential.

Young People’s Academy supports careers development through high quality and personalised work experience opportunities. We enjoy high quality relationships with a number of external organisations and local businesses to provide opportunities for students to work in ‘real’ settings.  We are always looking for additional opportunities to inspire and educate our students about the world of work. If you think you could help please contact

College Open Days and Virtual Events 2020/21

College Date & time Register
Uxbridge College Wednesday 25th November 2020 4pm Registration Form
West Thames



Our next Open Day at our Isleworth campus is Saturday 14 November 2020, 10-1pm (For all courses expect construction, engineering, logistics and motor vehicle courses)


Registration form 
Skills+Logistics Centre Thursday 4 February 2021, 5-7pm (For construction, engineering, logistics and motor vehicle courses)


Registration form 
Oaklands College open days


21 November 2020 10:00 – 15:00


Registration Form
Langley College


4th February 2021

4:30 – 7:00pm

Registration Form
Strode’s College


11th February 2021

4:30 – 7:00pm

Registration Form
Windsor College 9th February 2021

4:30 – 7:00pm

Registration Form
Merrist Wood College


Wednesday 18 November 4pm and 8pm


Registration Form


Careers Programme 

At each stage of the learning journey, students are supported and encouraged to consider their future beyond school. Our Careers Programme lists some of the elements of careers information, advice and guidance that a student will encounter during their time with us.

Careers Programme at Young People’s Academy – to follow

Careers Leader 

To contact the Careers Leader for our school, please contact via the school office by email: or tel: 01895 446 747

Provider Access Policy

Young People’s Academy is committed to providing high quality careers guidance and advice. Our Provider Access Policy (below) gives details of how training providers can visit the school to offer eligible students information and advice about career pathways.

Provider Access Policy

The Gatsby Benchmarks – what are they?

The Gatsby Benchmarks are a key measure of the effectiveness of career advice. They are also a very important part of the Government’s career strategy. In order to ensure our students enjoy high quality careers guidance and experiences, we will be working to embed the below eight Gatsby Benchmarks throughout our Careers Programme by the end of 2020 in line with DfE expectations.

  • A Stable Careers Programme 
  • Learning from Career and Labour Market Information 
  • Addressing the Needs of Each Pupil 
  • Linking Curriculum Learning to Careers
  • Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • Experiences of Workplaces
  • Encounters With Further Education
  • Personal Guidance

For more information on the Gatsby benchmarks please click on the following link


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